Stilettos and Diapers: Whole 30 Monday!

2.22.2016

Whole 30 Monday!

Happy Monday! Before I get started with my random diet nonsense, I'm guest posting over at So Loved Co. today. It's a great blog, started by a former coworker of mine and it's filled with inspirational stories of motherhood. You moms need to check it out! 

Okay, today is day 1 of Whole30 for me. I've been wanting to do it for awhile now, but the timing hasn't been great. Of course today, I have a sick child, a baby right on the verge of a tooth coming in and need several more things from the store. It's true that there is no perfect time, so I'm actually glad I just started. The Hubs is doing it with me, along with a couple friends. It's really nice to have some support! 

I know it's super bandwagon-y of me to do this, but I'm not doing it for the weight loss. I am actually at my pre-pregnancy weight, I think because I usually try to eat pretty clean. It isn't much of a departure from my normal 3 meals, however, I'm a massive snacker and have a sweet tooth that is currently unfulfilled and making me twitch. I love a little chocolate in the afternoon along with a cup of coffee. Those are the habits I hope this 30 days helps to break. I've been struggling with eczema and psoriasis for most of my life and I'm really curious to see if this will help it at all. 

If you're not familiar with the diet, you can see all sorts of info on the Whole30 website. Basically, it's 3o days of no sugar, grains, alcohol, dairy or anything artificial. Lots of lean protein, veggies, some fruits and good fats. You can also eat sweet and regular potatoes and I will make sure I'm eating enough of those since I am still breastfeeding. 

I found lots of good stuff at Trader Joes. It's hard to find some things without added sugar! 
Whole 30 shopping Trader Joes
This blog will not become all about Whole30, but I think I will post a little recap for the 4 Mondays that I will be on it. I've taken pictures of my food so far, so I'll share them in case anyone else is looking for inspiration. There is a ton of good recipes on Pinterest. 

We finished off our opened bottles of wine last night and today I'm feeling pretty good so far. I'll let you know how long it lasts! 

6 comments:

  1. I started my second Whole 30 today ... Did my first about a year ago and am hoping to tune in to and apply what I learn more effectively this time ... will be watching along for encouragement and virtual support :)

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    1. Good for you! That is exciting. Keep me posted with results!

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  2. I started my second Whole 30 today ... Did my first about a year ago and am hoping to tune in to and apply what I learn more effectively this time ... will be watching along for encouragement and virtual support :)

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  3. Go Molly go! My sweet tooth was totally out of control so I hear you on that! I'm happy to report I really don't have a lot of sweet cravings 8 days in. ��

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  4. I find that the best way to be able to forgo all of that sugar is to go off of it completely for a couple of days and then make myself a banana pineapple smoothie or a delicious yogurt parfait. I put any kind of ripe fruits on hand with some shredded coconut, and granola in the yogurt which serves as a delicious dessert!

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  5. I'm on day 9! The first week was pretty rough but since like day 5-6 I've felt great! I don't stick to three meals a day with breast feeding though, I'll have a snack or two if needed (usually fruit with almond butter) good luck!

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